Overview[ edit ] There has been a commercial demand for images of nude celebrities for many decades. Paparazzi-produced photos are in high demand among sensational magazines and press. On the Internet, the difficulty of identifying offenders and applying court sanction makes circulation of such photographs much less risky. Copyright restrictions are often ignored. In some cases, when the depicted person is young and the photo is an actual photo, nude media of celebrities may fall under the purvue of child pornography laws, a legal regime with harsh penalties for distribution.